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This Day in History for February 25

This Day In History1751 – 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)

1791 – 1st Bank of US chartered.

1793 – 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home.

1836 – Samuel Colt patents first revolving barrel multi-shot firearm.

1862 – Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.

1870 – Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)

1901 – US Steel Corporation organized under J.P. Morgan, Sr.

1913 – The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax.

1933 – 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger.

1945 – US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo.

1950 – “Your Show of Shows” with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen.

1957 – Buddy Holly & Crickets record “That’ll Be the Day”

1964 – Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title.

1971 – “Oh! Calcutta!” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances.

1981 – 23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins.

1982 – Final episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show” airs.

1992 – Muddy Waters wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards.

2013 – Cuban President Raul Castro announces he will not seek another term in 2018.

2016 – Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller are honored by united4:humanity for their work promoting awareness of and fundraising for Alzheimer’s research.

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